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A blue bowl full of quinoa topped with roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls

A vegan recipe thats packed with flavor and healthy ingredients!
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 large cauliflower - cut into bite size florets
  • 1 large sweet potato - peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 - 14 oz can black beans - drained and rinsed

Cashew Crema

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper - from a can in adobo sauce (this is for a more family friendly version. Add a full pepper for more heat).
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cups water

For Serving

  • 4-5 cups cooked quinoa
  • avocado slices
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges



  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside. 
  • To a large bowl add the cauliflower and sweet potato. Drizzle the olive oil over top. Toss to coat. Sprinkle on the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and salt. Toss to coat. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25 minutes tossing halfway through baking. After 25 minutes, pour the black beans on the baking sheet and place back in the oven for 4-5 minutes or until warmed. 

Cashew Crema

  • While the veggies are roasting make the crema. To a blender add the cashews, chipotle pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and water. Blend until smooth. You can make this in advance and store it in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 1 week. 

To Assemble the Bowls

  • Spoon 1 cup of cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Spoon a large scoop of the roasted veggies and beans over the quinoa. Place several avocado slices in the bowl. Drizzle the crema overtop. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy!


Cashew Crema: I like to drizzle a lot of this over top! So often times I'll double the recipe to have more on hand. To store, cover and keep in fridge for up to 1 week.


Calories: 427kcal (21%), Carbohydrates: 61g (20%), Protein: 16g (32%), Fat: 15g (23%), Saturated Fat: 2g (10%), Sodium: 758mg (32%), Potassium: 1153mg (33%), Fiber: 14g (56%), Sugar: 7g (8%), Vitamin A: 8606IU (172%), Vitamin C: 71mg (86%), Calcium: 104mg (10%), Iron: 6mg (33%)